DAILY MASS at ST. MARY'S 8:15am
VIGIL MASS - Saturday 4pm
at ST. JUAN DIEGO CHURCH
SUNDAY MASS - 8:00am
at ST. JUAN DIEGO CHURCH
SUNDAY MASS - 9:30am
at ST. MARY'S CHURCH
Weekly Message from BISHOP OLMSTED
The Church Doors will be Open for Masses this Weekend!
This weekend, May 16-17, we will begin to offer a full schedule of Masses at St. Mary and St. Juan Diego churches. However seating is restricted to just 25% in the church. At St. Mary's, we will be able to seat 125 people in the church, 10 in the chapel, and 50 in the Hall. At St. Juan Diego, we will be able to seat 250 in the church, 50 in the chapel, and 10 in the Tepeyac Room.
Everyone, 3 years and older, is required to wear a mask when in the church, except when receiving communion. Because seating is restricted, please follow directions from our Ushers.
We will still offer Communion to those who are not yet ready to attend a public mass. Watch a live-streamed Mass on YouTube or Facebook or a televised Mass. St. Mary's will have Communion available in the Hall after each Mass. At St. Juan Diego, Communion will be served in the church, through the double West doors, after each Mass.
Holy Communion will only be served in the hand at St Mary's and St Juan Diego churches. While we understand that many prefer to receive Holy Communion on the tongue, please know that this decision was made to help our Priests, Deacons, and Lay Ministers of Holy Communion and our Parish community to remain as safe as possible. Below is a statement shared by the Vicar for Priests, Rev. David Sanfilippo:
"Recent scientific literature has made us aware that the COVID-19 virus is present in high concentrations in saliva that is why the salivary test is being made known and is being published in peer reviewed journals. With the distribution of Holy Communion on the tongue, it places the faithful, vulnerable people and ministers at risk if a minister were inadvertently to come into contact with saliva. Considering this new knowledge, Bishop Olmsted is asking to please encourage the faithful, for the time being, to receive in the hand. This shows no lack of reverence or understanding of the body, blood, soul and divinity of Christ in the Eucharist. But it is important for the common good and the safety of the community."
Masses are available via YouTube-Catholic Media Ministry https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRWvFkF1jifw-FB2QO6yrUw or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/catholicmediaministry/.
THANK YOU to all who are mailing or dropping off your Sunday offerings! We are truly blessed with a generous faith family. You may also use a credit card or checking account to make your Sunday offerings. To submit an online donation to either church, the capital campaign, St Vincent de Paul, or Catholic Charities, Click on this link: DONATIONS
Now is the time that defines what we believe. Jesus, heal my heart and grant me peace of mind.
Welcome to St. Mary's Parish
ONE PARISH • TWO CHURCHES
Our Catholic Community with over 6,600 families was established in 1937 to serve the “town” of Chandler and surrounding regions and is dedicated to the honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. For over 75 years this has been a family-centered parish where Catholic Christians come to pray, to worship God, to celebrate the Sacraments, to seek religious instruction and to grow in faith, knowledge and love of God and His Church. St. Mary-Basha Catholic Elementary School, founded in 1944, has educated thousands of children to give faithful witness to our religion and enabled them to make valuable contributions to society. I invite you to take part in one of the service organizations, groups or activities that enliven our parish life. Masses are offered at convenient times and are celebrated in English and Spanish to meet the needs of all members of our parish family.
Fr. Daniel McBride, Pastor
A Catholic parish is established as an extension of the local Church (diocese) with the Most Reverend Bishop as its chief shepherd. Under the leadership of the pastor designated by the bishop, St. Mary’s Parish strives to make the Catholic faith known through education and catechesis; to celebrate Mass and Sacraments in accord with the laws and rites of the Catholic Church so as to foster the full, active and conscious participation of the faithful; to promote works of charity within the parish toward the poor and needy; to provide adequate means for the faithful to participate in the Sacramental life of the Church and to have access to Catholic education.
Parish Finance Council
Joe Wallace, Melissa Fraser, Larry Becker, Marilyn Felix, Vima D’Sa
Parish Advisory Council
Veronica Vega, José Villa, Jr., Mike Savoie, Marilyn Quinn, Dee Marsh, Sue Paul, Elida Marcela Testai, David Arambula, Mike Rimbey, Terri Farley
(through age 6)
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(through age 6)